Audio: If you want to be your own boss, founder says realize what comes with it.

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Startup advice from startups, Vol. 1

Alfred Espidol’s “a hustler, like, Cassidy, man.”

Ever since he started his Orlando company Launchable, which dabbles in augmented reality services for businesses, he has learned that he isn’t exactly his own boss.

It’s a lesson that other startups should take heed of as they embark on their own journey.

Disney Plus’ new feature should give entrepreneurs an idea: tell stories

A new series on Disney Plus is showcasing the workers that make Disney, Disney.

Last month, the Walt Disney company launched its Disney Plus channel to great fanfare.

The release, as expected, was huuuuge.

I grabbed it on its first day and have since spent many a night with Aladdin, Simba and the Daikinis hanging out with Wicket in the movie “Willow.”

But more recently, a new feature caught my eye.

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Startups, here is how NOT to pitch a news reporter.

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I had a conversation recently with an Orlando tech leader.

In it, I bluntly told him what I felt was one of the biggest problems I see when a startup pitches me a story.

They are so eager to tell me about their product line that they forget I’m not there to sell their product. I’m there to tell their story.

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